Food, North America

Pumpkin Patch Mania (And Where to Go)

Yes, we know, at this point in October you may be sick to death of seeing everyone taking photos of themselves or their kids in pumpkin patches (guilty) as we approach Halloween, but if you have not gone, there is still time! So let’s look at a list of favorites across the nation.

It seems every town, no matter how small, offers a pumpkin patch event of some kind, so everyone will have a local favorite. Therefore we are turning to Travel + Leisure’s list (actually it was Yelp’s) for the 25 best pumpkin patches in the U.S.

“To help you select your best pumpkin ever, Yelp has rounded up the 25 best pumpkin patches in the country, as based on online reviews. In order to make the list, Yelp considered all the listings under “farm” or “home and garden” that contained the word “pumpkin” in their reviews. All the businesses considered must have a pumpkin patch on-site where customers can select their own pumpkins for the season. The top businesses were ranked using a number of different factors, including how often reviewers wrote about their pumpkins. Although the country’s top pumpkin patches spread from coast to coast, this year’s top winners were in northern California. The top two pumpkin patches are in Half Moon Bay and Sacramento. Other states represented multiple times in the top 10 included Indiana and Maryland.”

(DRUM ROLL…)

25. Hickory Ridge Farm Chesapeake, VA

24. Honey Pot Hill Orchards Stow, MA

23. Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Market Middlefield, CT

22. Rock Creek Farm Broomfield, CO

21. Barden Orchards North Scituate, RI

4. Gilcrease Orchard Las Vegas, NV

3. Tuttle Orchards Greenfield, IN

2. Uncle Ray’s Pumpkin Patch Sacramento, CA

1. Bob’s Vegetable Stand & Pumpkin Farm Half Moon Bay, CA

As I recently saw in Ojai, CA

Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)